The James Bond Vehicle Library

NASA/Rockwell International Shuttle Spacecraft
NASA/Rockwell International Shuttle Spacecraft
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Published 23/09-2001
Updated 09/10-2011 04:10

Content

Notes

We don't see James Bond fly this vehicle, but he is the gunner who shoots down the deadly satelittes.

by PS

007 relation

Moonraker (1979)

  • Villain/henchmens vehicle
  • Vehicle Bond drives
  • Vehicle Bond steals

Technical data

  • Manufactorer: North American Space Operations (USA)
    Shuttle system complete
  • Length: 56,14 m (184 ft 2 in)
  • Height: 23,35 m (76 ft 7 in)
  • Weight: 2.051.071 kg (4.521.762 lb)
  • Engines: two Thiokol solid propellant rocket boosters (each 14.679 kN 3.300.000 lb st for liftoff)
  • Thrust at lift-off: 34.360 kN (7.725.000 lb)
    Shuttle
  • Type: Reusable space transportation
  • Wingspan: 23,79 m (78 ft)
  • Length: 37,19 m (122 ft)
  • Height: 17,25 m (56 ft 7 in)
  • Empty weight: 79.842 kg (176.019 lb)
  • Weight at booster ignition:115.075 kg (253.693 lb)
  • Engines : 3 Rocketdyne SSME (Space Shuttle Main Engines) each 1.668 kN (375.000 lb st)
  • Orbit manoeuvring engines: 2 Aerojet Liquid Rocket Company (ALRC) each 26.7 kN (6.000 lb) Performance
  • Payload:
    • in 185 km (115 mile) orbit, due east 29.485 kg (65.000 lb)
    • in 500 km (310 mile) orbit, 55° inclination 11.340 kg (25.000 lb)
    • in 185 km (115 mile) polar orbit 14.515.kg (32.000 lb)
  • Orbital speed: approx 15.285 knots (28.325 kmh, 17.600 mph)
  • Touchdown speed: 180 knots (334 kmh, 208 mph)

Gadgets

  • Lasercannon

Sources


Other sources:

Jane's All The World's Aircraft 1989-90, page 494/96.